Denver Weekend Rundown: Jan. 16-19

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. 

Here’s a list of our top event picks for the weekend of January 16-19.

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National Western Stock Show This 109th annual event is underway now through January 25! Upcoming highlights include the PRCA Rodeo featuring rodeo’s biggest superstars performing amazing feats of athleticism; the Wild West Show patterned after the great Buffalo Bill shows of yesteryear; and the MLK Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo, where champion black rodeo athletes compete in the Pony Express relay and more traditional rodeo events. For dates and times, click HERE. Admission to the Stock Show is $10-$19 at the gate.


Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art This show features 14 paintings from the National Art Gallery in Washington D.C. by several famous artists, including Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy and Georges Braque. All the featured artists shocked the art world with their raw approach and triggered a succession of innovative movements in modern art. The show is on view on level 1 of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building through February 8. 

Demetri Martin The standup comedian and actor (you might remember him from his stint on “The Daily Show” or his own show on Comedy Central) is coming to Denver tonight as part of his 20-city Persistence of Jokes tour, which culminates with the taping of a TV special on March 7 in Washington D.C. Doors open for this show, at the Paramount Theatre, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$35. Buy them online HERE.


Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale Held on the third level of the Expo Hall at the National Western Stock Show, this exhibition features an eclectic mix of styles and mediums, as well as established artists and unknown talent. Though primarily focused on the American West, the show’s artists hail from the United States, Canada and Europe. This year’s featured artist is Texas native Teresa Elliott, a renowned painter who is primarily self-taught. There’s no fee to get into the art gallery, but there is a grounds admission fee for the Stock Show. 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Marade This march and parade is known as one of the largest MLK Day celebrations in the country, as thousands march from City Park to the Capitol each year. Opening ceremonies begin at the King statue in City Park at 10 a.m. Marchers, floats and drummers will make their way toward Colfax Avenue and the Civic Center at 10:45 for cake, a program, an MLK yearbook signing and other festivities. Admission is free.

What are you doing over the long weekend? Let us know on Twitter! 

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